On March 4, the winners of the Student Research Paper Competition received their awards at HSE University on 11 Pokrovsky Boulevard. 289 students and graduates from HSE and other universities were awarded.
The list of winners has been published on the contest website. Although the papers needed to be resubmitted due to a technical problem at the HSE mobile data centre, the number of works increased compared to last year: 1,802 papers were submitted. 289 students and graduates of HSE and other universities were winners in the competition.
HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov, First Vice Rector Vadim Radaev, who chairs the competition organizing committee, First Vice Rector Valery Katkalo, responsible for the development of business schools at HSE University, Vice Rector Maria Yudkevich, who manages HSE academic development, and Ivan Gruzdev, who develops tools for involving students in research work, congratulated the winners and presented the awards.
There were a few changes to the awards ceremony: this year’s contest turned out to be so popular that the winners were awarded in three parallel sessions. Vice Rectors and faculty heads congratulated each winner and his/her supervisor. Each winner was given a certificate and a special gift - a copy of the book ‘Write, Edit’ with an introduction by Evgeny Yasin.
It has become a tradition to confer a special award from the Endowment of HSE Outstanding Graduates, and Sergey Pavlovsky spoke on behalf of the foundation's Board of Trustees. He congratulated all the winners and awarded certificates to students who were outstanding in the ‘Political Science’, ‘Sociology’ and ‘Economics’ categories, all fields in which HSE takes leading positions among Russian universities in the QS subject ranking.
The Student Research Paper Competition has been held at HSE since 2003. Today, it includes 22 categories, and since 2018, representatives of other universities, including international ones, have been able to participate in it. Winners are awarded travel grants, while ‘Science Republic’, a project from the Centre for Student Academic Development, is open to the winners of the competition as a platform for science communication and raising awareness of their work.
Photos by Daniil Prokofyev